She Is a Haunting (Paperback)
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She Is a Haunting (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 28/02/2023
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Waterstones Says

Tackling the legacy of colonialism and the strife of generational discord in the form of a perfectly chilling queer ghost story, this unputdownable debut finds feisty Jade at the mercy of a haunted house in Vietnam.

This deliciously spooky, yearningly romantic ghost story from a brilliant debut author will thrill fans of Kalynn Bayron and Wilder Girls by Rory Power.

Jade Nguyen has always lied to fit in. She's straight enough, Vietnamese enough, American enough - at least for this summer with her estranged father in Vietnam. Just five weeks of ignoring the quietly decaying French colonial house he's fixing up, then college and freedom are hers. But soon Jade begins waking up every morning certain that something has clawed down her throat ... from the inside. Then the ghost of a beautiful bride visits her with a cryptic warning: DON'T EAT. When her father and little sister don't believe her, Jade decides to scare them into leaving by staging some haunting events of her own. She recruits Florence, the daughter of her dad's business associate (and more of a distraction than Jade bargained for) to help. But the house has other plans. It's hungry. A home, after all, is only as powerful as those who breathe new life into its bones. And this one is determined never to be abandoned again.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526657084
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A riveting debut from a remarkable new voice! Trang Thanh Tran weaves an impressive gothic mystery in which Jade's father is determined to restore a decrepit home to its former glory and Jade is the only person who feels the soul-crushing devastation of colonialism lingering within its walls. - Angeline Boulley, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Firekeeper's Daughter

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“Beautifully unnerving”

She is a Haunting is at once a beautifully ethereal story and one mired in blood, guts and gore.

Right away, I was hooked by the stunning writing. It has the poetic, lyrical feel full of lush descriptions and... More

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“An Outstanding Eerie Thrill of the Year!”

This book is amazing to a new degree. As a lover of horror, I was intrigued to read this eerie ghost story. Trang incorporates the haunted house not only as a setting but as an essential figure where the house has its... More

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Millie Slingsby

“perfectly unsettling”

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review!

She is a Haunting is strange and eerie, featuring generational trauma and queer horror. I really enjoyed... More

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